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07-28-18, 05:17 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,495
Posted By toast3d

If you work in law enforcement, I hope you are...

If you work in law enforcement, I hope you are learning from this.
07-28-18, 05:16 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,589
Posted By toast3d

Thanks for teaching me what you actually care...

Thanks for teaching me what you actually care about.
07-28-18, 03:47 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,589
Posted By toast3d

Elitism

The more you spend, the better you are.

There's a gap between those who actually use their bikes and those who spend the most money on them. The latter are posers. The former are pragmatists.
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07-28-18, 02:57 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 7,502
Posted By toast3d

Bless you, sir!

Bless you, sir!
07-28-18, 02:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 504
Posted By toast3d

I'm not so sure about that. In my admittedly...

I'm not so sure about that. In my admittedly very limited experience working on hubs, cones tend to take more wear.
07-28-18, 02:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,339
Posted By toast3d

60% of the time, it works every time.

60% of the time, it works every time.
07-28-18, 02:08 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 7,502
Posted By toast3d

I didn't say that. I will repeat something...

I didn't say that.

I will repeat something which I have posted here before. Leave your baggage at the door.

Ride what you have. Bikes are transportation. Bikes are tools. The rider matters...
07-28-18, 01:31 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 7,502
Posted By toast3d

Well I'm sure that it feels pretty great and you...

Well I'm sure that it feels pretty great and you can get lots of brownie points with your "the other side is just as bad" post. I personally can see straight through it.

More expensive parts can...
07-28-18, 12:14 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 7,502
Posted By toast3d

I'm high-5ing that. Hell, a sub-$200 bike...

I'm high-5ing that.

Hell, a sub-$200 bike can beat a $2,000+ bike in the right circumstances. The rider is what matters most. You are the engine, after all.

Ride what you have. Love what you...
07-27-18, 08:27 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,495
Posted By toast3d

I think that you probably are capable of...

I think that you probably are capable of understanding that I never did that. Please check your baggage at the door.
07-27-18, 07:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,353
Posted By toast3d

I personally would never spend more than $1,500...

I personally would never spend more than $1,500 on a bicycle out of principle, and going that high in the first place is something I'd consider only for chasing after a specific niche.

Around...
07-27-18, 07:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 453
Posted By toast3d

No no no no no, No. Don't store the bike...

No no no no no, No.

Don't store the bike outside whenever it can be avoided.



Tell your son to take the bike into his dorm room/apartment/whatever instead of parking it outside. If space...
07-27-18, 06:54 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,495
Posted By toast3d

No problem. ...

No problem.

https://duckduckgo.com/html?q=stolen%20bike%20database

You could probably use a smartphone to access this information in the event that you forgot to ask the seller before meeting....
07-27-18, 05:54 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,495
Posted By toast3d

I didn't even know people were using facebook to...

I didn't even know people were using facebook to sell bikes, and I've never heard of those apps.

Maybe you should post a topic about that. I'm serious. Or maybe there should just be a general...
07-27-18, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 694
Posted By toast3d

Probably not. Carbon + aluminium + water =...

Probably not. Carbon + aluminium + water = galvanic corrosion spreading into the carbon. Add the fact that you crashed the bike, and those carbon forks could fail.

"But carbon fiber doesn't...
07-27-18, 02:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 453
Posted By toast3d

I always found this video interesting and a bit...

I always found this video interesting and a bit funny: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2QzusbKlGM

I wouldn't do that to a bike though. I'd be too ashamed to ride it.
07-27-18, 02:06 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,495
Posted By toast3d

*sigh* ^

*sigh*







^
07-27-18, 01:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,339
Posted By toast3d

I always thought those were a bit silly. You...

I always thought those were a bit silly. You should already know what gear you're in without having to look, and even if you forgot, you ought to be shifting by feel anyway, right? If you feel like...
07-27-18, 01:47 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,495
Posted By toast3d

I think you will find that I did not make that...

I think you will find that I did not make that claim.

I have played this game before. The rules are simple. Find/fabricate the most unfavorable interpretation of what someone has posted, and...
07-27-18, 01:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,308
Posted By toast3d

Well, isn't the chain slightly weaker at the...

Well, isn't the chain slightly weaker at the quick-link/master link/whatever? So maybe that's why. Maybe they thought adding it would boost sales, and decided that the slight change in the chain...
07-27-18, 01:22 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,495
Posted By toast3d

You're equivocating, and I'm not getting sucked...

You're equivocating, and I'm not getting sucked into some angry search for a "gotcha" moment, which ultimately doesn't change anything about what's being put forward for discussion anyway. It's...
07-27-18, 12:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,301
Posted By toast3d

That's pretty nifty. And while looking for...

That's pretty nifty.

And while looking for it on youtube, I also saw this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxlwxO2n0dw

I want one of those^ now. I'll have two different bells on one bike! ...
07-27-18, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 450
Posted By toast3d

Question: did you carefully inspect the tire,...

Question: did you carefully inspect the tire, including the inside?

You could be getting flats because your tire picked up a little hitch hiker. I've seen it before. "Why am I suddenly getting all...
07-27-18, 12:10 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,495
Posted By toast3d

If you can't see the difference between those two...

If you can't see the difference between those two statements, I don't think I can help you. You're just going to have to figure it out by yourself somehow.
07-27-18, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By toast3d

Okay, so... your initial post did confuse me a...

Okay, so... your initial post did confuse me a little, because you are saying that the compression plug is kind of a hybrid between a star nut and a compression plug. I really doubt that's the...
07-27-18, 11:38 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,495
Posted By toast3d

Yeah, it's a fair point. Let's say for the...

Yeah, it's a fair point.

Let's say for the sake of discussion that everybody suddenly stopped using CL. Well then some other site would get boosted because the market still exists and there is...
07-27-18, 04:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 450
Posted By toast3d

4 years and 5k miles is a great amount to get out...

4 years and 5k miles is a great amount to get out of a tire, but when judging whether to replace it, the only thing that matters is the physical condition of the tire itself. Disregard what you've...
07-27-18, 02:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 556
Posted By toast3d

Your body is getting a natural high from the...

Your body is getting a natural high from the exercise you're giving it. So don't fight it. Like I said, maybe you should buy an indoor trainer. Maybe try Zwift too.
07-27-18, 01:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 891
Posted By toast3d

I must just be lucky then. I've had both, and...

I must just be lucky then. I've had both, and they were both rock solid for me. No complaints at all. And it wasn't for lack of using them.

I've also heard plenty of people ****ting all over...
07-27-18, 12:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,676
Posted By toast3d

Honestly, I kinda wanted to see Froome win the...

Honestly, I kinda wanted to see Froome win the TDF this year just so I could watch all of the resulting blowback that he and Team Sky would get from it. But Thomas winning would allow Sky to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-18, 12:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,758
Posted By toast3d

Then it should feel right at home when you apply...

Then it should feel right at home when you apply it. Heheh.

Or to put it another way, "This stuff I put on my butt smells like a butt." doesn't particularly sound like a serious problem, now does...
07-27-18, 12:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 891
Posted By toast3d

Shimano is widely recognized as being a standard...

Shimano is widely recognized as being a standard for quality drivetrain components and shifters, even among people who know almost nothing about bikes. But Shimano also dominates the bottom-end. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-18, 12:15 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,867
Posted By toast3d

It is indeed a nice color. Probably has good...

It is indeed a nice color. Probably has good visibility in the city too.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-18, 12:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 808
Posted By toast3d

I think GCN did a video talking about how lower...

I think GCN did a video talking about how lower pressured tires actually save watts on uneven roads because less energy is lost from the bike getting rattled around.
07-26-18, 11:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 556
Posted By toast3d

Do you mean that you feel too energetic/hyper to...

Do you mean that you feel too energetic/hyper to fall asleep?

Maybe you should take a longer route home, or get an indoor trainer.
07-26-18, 11:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By toast3d

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bSnbjHiFXc ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bSnbjHiFXc

I love that guy^. He really knows his stuff when it comes to carbon.

edit: Sorry for not directly answering your questions. I really don't know how...
07-26-18, 10:16 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,495
Posted By toast3d

Okay, no hard feelings. Let's just forget about...

Okay, no hard feelings. Let's just forget about it.


And don't worry about the bike. It happened a couple of years ago, and it's not the only bike I've ever had stolen from me anyway. It was...
07-26-18, 08:43 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,495
Posted By toast3d

Please do not misrepresent the things I have said...

Please do not misrepresent the things I have said here. I don't care if it's intentional misrepresentation on your part, or if you simply haven't read very carefully before posting. The result is...
07-26-18, 07:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 832
Posted By toast3d

Well then maybe you should stop chasing the dogs!...

Well then maybe you should stop chasing the dogs!

I'm only teasing, of course. You did leave yourself open to it by the way you worded that sentence.
07-26-18, 07:12 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,495
Posted By toast3d

I also want to point out that even if you do...

I also want to point out that even if you do intend to continue using the site to buy used bikes, you should be in support of less buyers using it, because it could end up translating to you having a...
07-26-18, 07:03 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,495
Posted By toast3d

A Case Against Buying from Craigslist

Craigslist doesn't exactly have a good reputation for a large number of reasons, many of which have nothing at all to do with the bicycle listings specifically. Feel free to correct me on that, but...
07-26-18, 06:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 832
Posted By toast3d

Generally, it is illegal, though local laws do...

Generally, it is illegal, though local laws do vary. People do it anyway. Generally the kind of person who lets their dog roam free is not a pleasant person to deal with. Add that to a heavy...
07-26-18, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1,294
Views: 76,069
Posted By toast3d

700x25

700x25
07-26-18, 05:09 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 7,502
Posted By toast3d

You should factor in the money you save on gas...

You should factor in the money you save on gas too, since you're commuting on a bike instead of in a car. You can save even more money going completely car-free, but that's not for everybody. I did...
07-26-18, 04:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 472
Posted By toast3d

As others have said, your knee pain is most...

As others have said, your knee pain is most likely because you lowered your saddle. I experienced this just yesterday. I started feeling knee pain, stopped, and noticed that my saddle had been...
07-26-18, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,089
Posted By toast3d

Something to keep in mind is that no matter how...

Something to keep in mind is that no matter how well a saddle fits you, almost all of them are going to cause some level of discomfort on a long bike ride. The important thing is how you feel AFTER...
07-26-18, 03:58 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 7,502
Posted By toast3d

An important difference is how you feel about...

An important difference is how you feel about leaving the bike parked and locked.
07-26-18, 02:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 500
Posted By toast3d

... ...

...

https://www.jensonusa.com/Shimano-V-Brake-Noodle
07-26-18, 05:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,353
Posted By toast3d

There is no such god damn thing, you filthy...

There is no such god damn thing, you filthy heathen.
07-26-18, 03:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 500
Posted By toast3d

V-brakes? Push the brake arms together with...

V-brakes?

Push the brake arms together with your palms. Push or pull the boot away from the noodle. Slide your hand out until your pinky finger is holding the boot arm. Use your thumb and...
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